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Local Education

July 1, 2013

Where bookworms can learn about worms -- and other neat things

Anderson Public Library offers summer programs to kids of all ages

ANDERSON - Worms.

Kids in the “Dig In!” reading program at the Anderson Public Library like to learn about them, and many are worms themselves. Bookworms that is.

Children at the Lapel branch spent a part of their Thursday afternoon racing paper worms and picking out new books.

“I like the fun projects, reading books and getting prizes,” Brayden Pruitt, 6, said.

He’s a fan of “I-Spy” books and of making objects out of items like marshmallows and toothpicks.

The Anderson Public Library has been hosting the “Dig In!” program for kids ages 6 to 12, along with many other reading programs for children of all ages, since the beginning of the summer. And it’ll continue to do so until the end of the season.

“Dig In!” is held at the main branch in Anderson, 111 E. 12th St., Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 3 p.m., and at the Lapel branch, 610 Main St., on Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. with activities featuring guest speakers who talk about topics like burrowing animals, movies, games and more.

“They can expect to come find other kids and have fun,” said Susan Robinson, children services manager at the main branch in Anderson.

She said they try to use community resources, such as naturalists from Mounds State Park, to “connect kids with things in the community.”

She added that they’ve seen more school-aged children this year than last - 53 at the largest session - a fact she’s “very pleased” with as the library aims to reach more kids.

“If they read during the summer, they’re less likely to have a loss at school,” she said, as studies suggest students who read over the summer retain more information.

They even try to keep schools informed of who’s reading at the library.

And, Robinson just wants the kids to leave with a “love of reading.”

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